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Sociology A-Level

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What is A-Level Sociology?

Topics covered in Sociology A-Level include; causes of public violence, why children from wealthier backgrounds outperform those from poorer backgrounds in the education system, why there are so few women in British prisons, and in general, why women commit less crime than men do.

What Will You Study?

Sociology Reading List >

  • Families and Households
  • Education
  • Research Methods
  • Beliefs in Society
  • Crime and Deviance with Sociological Theory and Methods

What Next?

Many of our students go on to study sociology or criminology at some of the UK’s top universities including Durham, York, Lancaster and Leeds. Sociology will open a range of avenues in numerous employment areas. Many students go onto legal professions, the civil service, local government, teaching, the police, social work and social research, to name a few.

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Entry Requirements for Sociology A-Level

At least five 5’s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Psychology, Criminology, Law, History, Politics, English, Philosophy and Geography.

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